Jaicko is ready to take the states by storm with the release of his debut album, Can I, on June 1st. Already a bonafide superstar in his native Barbados and fresh off of winning the Barbados Music Award for Best R&B Star, the same award Rihanna won before she made it in the states, 18 year old Jaicko is excited to share his fresh, global pop sound with music fans. Best known for âOh Yeah,â the lead single from “Can I,” produced by the Stereotypes (Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Natasha Bedingfield), Jaicko has also released a second and current single titled âFast Forward (FFWD),â produced by Ryan & Smitty (Chris Brown). While Jaicko is still very young at 18, he is a seasoned professional in the world of music. Performing since age nine, he eventually recorded and released an independent album as a rapper in Barbados. It went on to sell 6,000 copies, a massive success considering the islandâs total population is less than that of Pittsburgh. It was enough to fuel Jaickoâs desire to take music seriously and once he started singing and shopping his music in the states, he was quickly scooped up and given a deal at Capitol Records. It was quite an accomplishment for such a young artist. Stand out songs on Jaicko’s debut album “Can I” include âTwo-Pieceâ (produced by Stargate (Beyonce, Rihanna) a boisterous, beat heavy banger; the riding reggae riddim of âName & Number,â on which Jaicko rediscovers his flow; the surging, swelling âDreaming About Meâ (produced by Jim Jonsin) ; and the soaring soul-searcher âWill You Be There?â Other collaborators include longtime Usher co-writer Rico Love as well as Claude Kelly (Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) and Chris Rojas (Pink, Backstreet Boys). “Can I” is due in stores June 1 via Capitol Records.
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